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Sand Dollar Beach Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.4 mile out and back trail located near Jolon, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.4 mi Elevation gain 104 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Beach

Views

Wildlife

Closed

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This trail is closed due to COIVD-19

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Reviews (28)
Photos (11)
Recordings (20)
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Katie Baumgartel
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Hiking

I’d say skip it unless you’re looking for a dog friendly spot. Not particularly scenic and you have to pay to park (or park for free across the street) but I did appreciate that it was dog friendly!

Kellee Kauftheil
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Hiking

Best part about this little hike is looking for Big Sur jade when you get down to the beach

Rachel P.
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Hiking

nice trail with lots of little vistas to look over the cliffs.

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Shayan Saeed
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Gorgeous beach. Reminds me of el Matador Beach in Malibu.

Kelly Marble
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Went right as a storm was coming in...really cool vibe and the sound was amazing

Susie Beyer
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One of my least favorite stops in Big Sur. Not a bad thing but just not anything too memorable the best part of the beach was the stairs. There was no sand dollars to be found at low tide besides a couple of broken ones. The rocks were ok, the caves were pretty. The bathrooms are gross.. the lady collecting the money was very sweet

Vicky Gagnon
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What a view!!!! Really enjoyed the time I spent there! just beware of dog ticks, there's a lot and I found some in my dogs!

Alicia Lewis
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Walking

No sand dollars but good view. The water actually looks better from further away.

Katarina O'Dette
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Walking

A nice quick walk down to a beautiful beach. Quick and easy--highly recommend! If you take some of the side trails that split off from the path down to the stairs, you'll get some nice views from the bluffs out over the beach.

Suzie Lopez
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Hiking

Super stinky by the beach but the kids thought it was hilarious. Short hike, no sand dollars, but lots of cool rocks and shells and an epic view of the ocean

Eric Wolfe
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Hiking

A short walk down some stairs to the beach. As with the rest of Big Sur, incredibly picturesque, and nearly deserted (beginning of January). No sand dollars though...

Priscilla Villegas
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J B
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Sean McWherter
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Ignacio Pop
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Allison Tenhouse
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Paul Matney
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Denise Savage
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Michelle Antonio
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Jason G.
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Jeremy Goldberg
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Amanda Campagna
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Alex Karelin
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John Graham
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Jason Miller
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Karla Moreno
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cas barbier
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Alan Rod
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